Jon Gruden’s name is getting attention this week for the USC job. But why isn’t there more buzz for Mike Riley? Oregon State is 6-2 and he always has a good offense. And he finds players who are overachievers like wide receiver Brandin Cooks, not to mention offensive tackle Sean Harlow.
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker is widely respected too. USC’s spoken to him for past openings but that was when Mike Garrett was the athletic director. Riley might feel different this time around.